The BCE show is dedicated to exploring the Communications industry and the ongoing reshaping of its competitive dynamic, which has helped spawn a tsunami of technology innovation throughout the communications landscape.
Virtualization, open source, New IP, IoT, 5G, telco cloud - these trends combined create an innovation wave that, by the end of this decade, will pivot the entire communications industry on its axis, producing an unprecedented shift in the fortunes of companies, for good and ill.
Even more complex than the technologies involved, however, is the shift in competitive dynamic, which pits incumbent network operators against a wider range of competitors from the massive Webscale players to the nimble applications and software developers. Each of these potential disruptors is prepared to reap the real value of ubiquitous broadband connectivity, for both the business and consumer markets, in the fixed and mobile network realms. Their success puts the future of incumbent players at significant risk.